Wearing Blue to Support Chris Foster

Football fans come out in blue to support a student battling cancer.

By Krista Burris | kburris@whbf.com

Published 10/09 2015 10:28PM

Updated 10/09 2015 10:28PM

A high school football Friday night typically has fans wanting one thing, a win for the home team.
But there was something more in the air at Friday's homecoming game for Clinton High School.
The fans usually bleed red and black, but tonight they came out in blue for the game against Davenport West, and it was all for one student battling cancer.
Junior Chris Foster has Neuroblastoma, a form of brain cancer.
"It feels great. I love that they're doing it for me. Like they didn't have to, but they went out of their way to do it, and it just feels great. And, I want to thank them all," said Chris.
Clinton High School used one of the biggest games of the season, homecoming, to rally around Chris Foster.
The school's colors are red and black, but students decided to wear Chris' favorite color, blue.
The team wore blue socks and wristbands.
Chris' grandmother says the family is overwhelmed by the support. 
"I've never seen a community and a high school, and other communities get together for something like this, and supporting my grandson for his cancer and everything. It's about the greatest gift you could ever give anybody," said Chris' grandmother Kathy Musgrove.
Clinton fans aren't the only ones who have Chris' back.
Students from the opposing team, Davenport West, also swapped out their red and black for blue.
One fan says he doesn't need to know Chris to show support.
"It kind of makes you feel good that you can be a part of something, whether you know him or not. You kind of feel that you maybe contributed to a little bit of happiness for him," said Davenport West Fan Jamie Poggenpohl.
One of the teachers says the students came up with the idea to wear Chris' favorite color, and she says it's been amazing to see everything come together.
"Sometimes I cry. At school I mean there's things like, I was sending him messages all day, at the pep assembly, and he is just overwhelmed," said Clinton High School Teacher Jennifer Hansen.
Musgrove says Chris' fight has been a roller coaster ride.
"We would be up, then we'd be back down then we'd be back up again, and then we got back down again, and now it has gotten worse," said Musgrove.
Chris says all the love he's receiving from the community makes him a little stronger.
"It makes me feel great. It makes me feel like I can beat this and I'm going to," said Chris.

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